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Can’t Keep Up? A Surefire Way to Open New Doors

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“My heart says bacon and beer but my jeans say, for the love of God dude, eat a fucking salad.”

…Unknown

I’ve been told very recently that I am on a threshold. A threshold of what??!! All I know is that I think I’m having writer’s block and the above quote adequately expresses where I’m at these days.

You know…those times in your life when you roam around the house confused about what you should be doing. And, in what order! So, you go to the fridge and look for something to eat. Anything. Because all you’re really looking for is some comfort.

You stuff your mouth with food…but there’s still a lack, a hole if you will that needs to be plugged.

Well, it’s at these times when you’re feeling at your most vulnerable, your most anxious, your most worried…that you should it a “fucking salad??!!!”

Well, that’s a start. But, here’s what is really happening and why you should take heart….

This anxiety that you’re feeling, this confusion about which way to go, these emotions that are bubbling up are there to help you bring your own information, your own knowing forward. To remember, if you will, what you already know.

We have been steered away from exploring emotion because it’s through emotion that we can figure things out. For you see, our emotions connect us with the spiritual body. And, the spiritual body is of course, non-physical. We can’t see it, or touch it.

So, this unwanted nervousness, this concern, this uneasiness, this tension is really here to tell us we are on the threshold of something wonderful. An unopened door. Because it’s usually just before a breakthrough that these emotions raise their little heads and want to be fed. And, we continue to feed them by ignoring these emotions and going into FEAR mode.

We must break the spell. Break the spell on the human psyche that’s kept us in a hypnotic trance so that we forget the true genius, the magnificence of who we are!

This FEAR that we all go into, is simply old emotional baggage that we keep unnecessarily carrying around with us. Next time you reach for a bag of chips, or a chocolate bar. Stop yourself. See that emotion, feel that emotion, sit with that emotion if you have to. But don’t react. In time, it will go away. And, each time you do this, that emotion will become smaller and smaller….until one day…

Those hunger pains will be gone. A new door has been opened and you’ll have crossed the threshold into a whole new world! Because on the other side of FEAR lies FREEDOM!

As my mom always taught me…”Healthy Body. Healthy Mind.” Now, for the love of God…where’s my “fucking salad?”

 

 

 

 

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Get Naked In Public

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“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
…Albert Einstein

Picture this. I’m at the tender young age of 15, standing in the middle of the gymnasium floor waiting for the music to start so I can begin my gymnastics floor routine. Spectators are everywhere!

I feel it in my bones that I have the most spectacular routine EVER. I am aiming to get first or second so I can move on to the Provincials. It’s an explosive routine right out of the gate and I am excited to be doing it. I know I am “on”. Any second and I will be on my way to the routine of my lifetime!

And, then it happened.

Silence. I mean pin-dropping silence! There was no music! No…wait. There it was. But, something was wrong. The music to my floor routine began, but in the middle of the sequence!

All hell broke loose. There was pandemonium everywhere! Coaches, judges, officials all scurrying about. I am standing in the middle of the floor in utter disbelief and shock.

And, then I did this…

I run. Off the floor. Right into my father who, for some unknown reason, happens to be at my gym meet. I look at him with alligator tears and am just about to collapse in a heap at his feet, when he takes me by the shoulders, looks me dead straight in the eye and says, “You get back out there. Remember WHO you are. You are a member of this family and that means something. You get out there and do that floor routine with or without music! Now, take a couple of deep breaths, calm yourself, and get back out there.”

Just like that. Can you imagine? So, I reluctantly pick myself up, and walk back out to the middle of that floor and wait for what seems like forever.

I am told, in the end, that there is no music and that I am to do my routine without it. Which I do. Singing the melody in my head while my heart performed the best routine I have choreographed. EVER. I finish it. It is flawless except for one thing. No music.

I end up coming in third, but I leave feeling as if I won first place.

To this very day, whenever I think about it…I think about the courage that it took to go back out there. I was standing naked in public. Vulnerable. Fragile.

And, it makes me smile. I think about my father in his quiet, yet commanding way, telling me to take deep breaths so I would be calm.

And, I think about how very proud of myself I was because I had proved without a doubt, what I was capable of.

It wasn’t until years later, that I really came to understand how that one small incident…that extremely powerless moment in time when I felt naked in public, helped shape my life.

Vulnerability I have come to have a great respect for. It is our most accurate measurement of courage.

You see my intuitive mind took over that day. My rational mind would have never allowed that to happen.

So, this week, if you’re feeling stuck…Get naked in public. Be vulnerable. Let your heart be brave. The world is waiting for You!

 

 

5 Secrets That Successful People Do Every Day

At this juncture in history, it is getting harder and harder to find people in positions of authority who inspire us. With so much bad news everywhere… politics, global economy, and health scares, people are drowning in a quicksand of stress. Why not start and point yourself in the right direction to climb out of the mire.

Wanna know how? Here are 5 Simple Steps that successful people do everyday that will help you to get going.

1. Start by changing the way you see the world.

Believe you live in a friendly Universe. And, then start by working harder on yourself than you do on your job. Yes, that’s right. Make yourself more valuable to the marketplace by learning and growing every day… and your life will grow in leaps and bounds.

2. Gratitude

When you are thankful for what you have, well, those things appreciate in value. When you start off each day being grateful for the blessings in your life, your life will bring you a greater sense of happiness. For it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but rather, gratefulness that makes us happy. Be grateful. Small things matter.

3. Practice Random Acts of Kindness

Kind people rock! Performing an act of kindness actually releases serotonin in your brain. Serotonin has massive health benefits, including making you feel more blissful. It’s a quietly powerful way to feel good inside. What’s even cooler? Not only does it make you feel great, but, any bystander who happens to see that act of kindness, gets a kick of serotonin released in their brain as well just by watching what’s going on. Kindness is contagious so… Pass It On.

4. Give.

Yup. That’s right. Give a smile to a stranger you meet on the street, or, give your child the attention they deserve and they crave. Give in to being right, and give to be happy. You see, most people are nowhere nearly as successful as they wish they were. The fourth secret to success is… giving.

5. Do No Be Afraid to Show Your Vulnerability

Move over greed! Get outta here domination and discrimination! Your power is all dried up. The new power, the one that has the potential to steer the world in the right direction, is vulnerability. There is nothing more powerful than demonstrating to people you are susceptible to a physical or emotional attack or harm. It’s actually what draws people to you. Why? Because you are exposing your truest self to the world. You are showing people your so-called imperfections are not a source of shame but, rather are what connects all of humanity.